Propaganda: The Art of Selling Lies

Propaganda: The Art of Selling Lies

From cave paintings and the Catholic Church to presidential tweets and deep fakes, propaganda’s rapid progression hasn’t compromised its potency. In this popular Hot Docs 2019 selection, award-winning director Larry Weinstein traces the sprawling roots and mechanics of indoctrination through the lens of artists like Kent Monkman, Shepard Fairey and Ai Weiwei, whose revolutionary works have co-opted the conventions of disinformation. In a “post-truth” era where dangerous lies have never been better disguised, this cautionary investigation confronts us with the timely questions: If propaganda is all around us, how do we know what is true? And why are we so easily seduced?

Director: Larry Weinstein

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